Severed Bile Duct Medical Malpractice Case

Tran v. Erik Friedman, MD, Portland Surgical Oncology, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV19526

Plaintiff Tran underwent surgery to remove a diseased gallbladder. The surgery required the doctor to identify and cut the cystic duct. During the surgery Defendant Dr. Friedman, working for Defendant Portland Surgical Oncology, cut Tran’s common bile duct rather than the cystic duct. Tran claimed that the medical error caused her to undergo further medical procedures and left her permanently injured. She sought $77,054.65 for past medical expenses and $500,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendants claimed that the care they provided was within the standard of care and that also that Tran’s current condition is not a result of their care.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Kristin L. Abel

Defense Counsel – Troy Bundy

Verdict – Defense Verdict

Date – June 10, 2016

June 23, 2016

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